I’m always on the lookout for math stations that will make math workshop run smoothly. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite math stations: Math Sorts! Why use math sorts?

- There is no prep! Just print, place at a math station, and you’re done!
- They are organized by standard! You can easily pick what standard you want your students to practice.
- There are two versions that allow you to differentiate as needed.

I introduce math sorting as part of my whole group lessons and also during my small groups. After students understand the concept, I start placing math sorts in the independent center. I display the following sheet at the math station

#### Directions:

DAY 1:

- Write your Name & Date!
- Write your number on the back of each card.
- Cut out the sorting cards.
- Sort the cards into categories.
- Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
- Store cards & sorting paper in baggie.

DAY 2:

- Re-sort your cards.
- Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
- Glue sorting paper and cards inside math notebook.
- Explain how you sorted your cards in your math notebook.

Below is a picture of a math sort from my third grade fractions set.

Click the images below to download a FREE sample of my math sorting activities!

**Available for grades 2-5**

## 21 thoughts on “Math Sorts – A Math Workshop Station”

Do you have these for 2nd grade? I didn’t see them…

Grades 2-5 are now available: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Math-Tech-Connections/Price-Range/Above-10/Search:sorts

I noticed a pin about the flourescent colored bags for Math Stations. I cannot find any details on them. Desperately trying to differentiate Math in Kindergarten. Thanks.

These are so great. I plan to use them along w a game as

a weekly HW activity to do with their family. 🙂

That is an EXCELLENT idea! These math sorts really bring out ‘math talk’. I love the idea of having students explain their thinking to their parents 🙂

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! Any chance a second grade version will be available soon?

They are now available 🙂 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Math-Centers-Math-Sorts-2979726

Do you have the math sorts for second grade, would love to use them! Thanks

Yes! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Math-Centers-Math-Sorts-2979726

Do these come with answer sheets for subs to have?

They currently do not come with an answer key, but I plan on working on this during the summer. I’m thinking of creating a video resource page to go along with the math sorts as well, so you can show the videos to your students.

If I purchase these (the 5th grade bundle from TPT) now within the next week, will the answers and video be available free?

Hi 🙂 The paper (PDF) answer key will be included, but I have not decided how to go about the video answer keys. I am still figuring out what would be the best way to provide them to teachers.

Any progress on this answer key? I also could not find videos.

Do you have these for 1st Grade?

Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

I am also looking for these for 1st Grade as well

Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

Hello!! Are the answer keys for 2nd Grade available? Or is this still a work in progress?

Hi, I am going to work on the 2nd and 5th grade answer keys next.

Do the math sorts fit best in a spiral notebook, binder, or composition notebook?